Michael Gross: Abstraction II
July 8 - August 1
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday., 12-6pm; Sundays by appointment
Opening reception: Friday, July 10, 6-9pm
When the intention to create art is coupled with passion, intuition and improvisation, the result is an almost indescribable beauty; and such is the work of Michael Gross. As a Bethesda, Maryland based painter and printmaker for more than three decades, Gross has strived to, and succeeded in, establishing his own art idiom. His works are influenced by the masters of Abstract Expressionism: Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn and Jackson Pollock. However, Gross does not seek to mimic, but rather pay homage to those whose styles he admires.
In his solo exhibition, Michael Gross: Abstraction II, the artist takes us on a visual journey with dramatic, emotionally filled canvases; and then diverts us down an insouciant path where we discover whimsical and richly layered monoprints.
The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards
September 2 - 26
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday., 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, September 11, 6-9pm
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the Bethesda Urban Partnership will showcase the work of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards eight finalists in a group exhibition. The award winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after April 7, 1985 may also be awarded $1,000.
2015 Trawick Prize Finalists
Selin Balci, Annapolis, MD
Lynn Cazabon, Baltimore, MD
Catherine Day, McLean, VA
Jason Hughes, Baltimore, MD
Tim Makepeace, Washington, D.C.
Sebastian Martorana, Baltimore, MD
Jonathan Monaghan, Washington, D.C.
Nara Park, Washington, D.C.